1870 Howe Treadle

Old 09-19-2018, 04:05 AM
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Amazing restoration, Dollyo! I love the old mother of pearl.
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:04 AM
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I have seen an ad for an 1876 Howe. Not much info about it. What kind of questions should I ask before buying. I am new to antique machines but have recently developed an interest in them.
I paid $50 because I thought there wasn't a bobbin case or bobbin. Loading it into the car, the drawer opened and there they were. He originally wanted $75. Mine is exceptional for the price. It was a "Steal".
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Wanted to say that it moves like the Energizer Rabbit. Keeps going and going and going.
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:35 AM
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Beautiful Howe Model A1!! This is the 1st version of this Model. The later version has the stitch length adjustment on top of the bed near the medallion,. (A Serious improvement)

As to the "I am looking at a Howe" question, The shuttles for the Howe system are unique to Howe. They have a "hook" on the tail end. Finding one is usually a matter of buying another machine that has one... Very rarely available singly and if found are pretty pricey.

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Old 09-19-2018, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
Beautiful Howe Model A1!! This is the 1st version of this Model. The later version has the stitch length adjustment on top of the bed near the medallion,. (A Serious improvement)

As to the "I am looking at a Howe" question, The shuttles for the Howe system are unique to Howe. They have a "hook" on the tail end. Finding one is usually a matter of buying another machine that has one... Very rarely available singly and if found are pretty pricey.

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Mine came with 2 shuttles and 4 bobbins.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:24 AM
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Is it stitching? 4 bobbins is just enough to be a useable machine. The fold-out case looks very nice too.
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Wow, not only your machine but that table top. Just gorgeous.
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Wow. Great restoration!
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